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Wetland creation
Newt fencing
Erosion Control
Ecological Contracting
Reedbed management
Site preparation
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Reeds (Phagmites australis) have always created valuable wildlife habitat. Increasingly, they are being used to treat water in urban drainage systems. Many water companies are using reedbeds as a final polishing treatment in sewer systems but they can also be used to treat effluent on a domestic scale.

JPR Environmental offers a complete reedbed design and construction service, from the initial planning to the groundwork and planting out. We will also undertake maintenance and renovation programs for existing reedbeds.

Whether it be creating a reedbed for biodiversity, using reeds as the final process in treating waste water or improving an existing reedbed, we can help.

JPR Environmental also supplies quality pot grown reeds (Phragmites australis) in a range of sizes from 60 cc plugs to half litre pots nationwide. We can undertake seed collection and testing where local provenance reeds are desired. All plants are grown in peat free potting compost.


JPR Environmental can supply and install floating reedbeds which:

resist wind and wave action and can be used to prevent bank-side erosion from boat wash.
can be employed as a floating screen to obscure unsightly features along the waters edge.
contribute to water cleanliness by filtering out suspended solids and playing host to bacteria that breakdown harmful pollutants.
provide a valuable safe haven and spawning area for fish that can shelter beneath the reedbeds, thus they are ideal for fisheries.

Floating reedbeds are constructed from a durable buoyant platform supporting a coir pallet that is planted with Common Reed. This allows the reeds to thrive in areas and depths not normally suited to their growth.

In addition to reedbeds, JPR Environmental can supply native aquatic and marginal plants.

JPR Environmental is a founder member of the Constructed Wetlands Association, the professional body for organisations that design and build wetlands and reedbeds for water treatment.

For more information and advice please call us on 01453 822584 or email us.

Examples of previous work on reedbeds include:

Water quality discharge & flood alleviation system - Flanders Farm
Water treatment system - Steart Marshes
Reedbed and compost treatment - Bristol University
Sustainable Drainage System SuDS - Cheltenham
Reedbed refurbishment - BSW Timber Yard
Reedbed maintenance - The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge
Reedbed planting

Natural reedbed
Commercial reedbed
Bristol University compost treatment bed
Commercial reedbed
Commercial reedbed
Reedbed maintenance for a nature reserve and visitor centre
Reedbed maintenance
Reed planting for rain water run off in Seaforth Docks
Reed planting
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